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Ewan McGregor

Ewan Gordon McGregor was born 31 March 1971 in Crieff, Scotland. At 16, he left Crieff and Morrison Academy to join the Perth Repertory Theatre. His parents encouraged him to leave school and pursue his acting goals rather than be unhappy. McGregor studied drama for a year at Kirkcaldly in Fife, then enrolled at London's Guildhall School of Music and Drama for a three-year course. He studied alongside Daniel Craig and Alistair McGowan among others, and left right before graduating after snagging the role of Private Mick Hopper in Dennis Potter's 1993 six-part Channel 4 series "Lipstick on Your Collar" (1993). His first notable role was that of Alex Law in Shallow Grave (1994), directed by Danny Boyle, written by John Hodge and produced by Andrew MacDonald. This was followed by The Pillow Book (1996) and Trainspotting (1996), the latter of which brought him to the public's attention. He is now one of the most critically acclaimed actors of his generation, and portrays Obi-wan Kenobi in the first three Star Wars episodes. McGregor has two daughters (Clara Mathilde and Esther Rose) with French production designer Eve Mavrakis, whom he met while working on the TV show "Kavanagh QC" (1995) and later married. McGregor filed for divorce in 2018. McGregor has a production company with friends Jonny Lee Miller, Sean Pertwee, Jude Law and Sadie Frost. Called Natural Nylon, they aim to make innovative films that do not conform to Hollywood standards.


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Born:
Mar 31, 1971 In Perth, Scotland, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
53
First Appeared:
In the series Scarlet and Black 1993-10-31
Latest Project:
Movie Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) 2020-02-05
Known For
Filmography
Movie Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) Roman Sionis / Black Mask 2020-02-05
Movie Doctor Sleep Danny Torrance 2019-10-30
Movie Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Obi-Wan Kenobi (voice) 2019-12-18
Movie Zoe Cole 2018-07-19
Movie Christopher Robin Christopher Robin 2018-08-02
Movie Red Point Brown 2017-02-15
Movie And the Winner Isn't Self 2017-12-08
Movie Miles Ahead Dave Braden 2016-01-22
Movie Gimme Danger Curt Wild (archive footage) 2016-10-28
Movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens Obi-Wan Kenobi (voice) (uncredited) 2015-12-15
Movie Son of a Gun Brendan Lynch 2014-10-16
Movie A Million Ways to Die in the West Cowboy at Fair 2014-05-22
Movie Jack the Giant Slayer Elmont 2013-02-27
Movie Salmon Fishing in the Yemen Dr. Alfred Jones 2012-03-09
Movie The Impossible Henry Bennett 2012-09-09
Movie Jackboots on Whitehall Chris (voice) 2010-10-08
Movie Beginners Oliver Fields 2010-09-11
Movie The Men Who Stare at Goats Bob Wilton 2009-10-17
Movie Amelia Gene Vidal 2009-10-22
Movie Incendiary Jasper Black 2008-01-20
Movie Deception Jonathan McQuarry 2008-04-24
Movie The Doctor, The Tornado & The Kentucky Kid Himself - Narrator (voice) 2006-07-18
Movie Stormbreaker Ian Rider 2006-07-21
Movie Scenes of a Sexual Nature Billy 2006-11-03
Movie Miss Potter Norman Warne 2006-12-03
Movie Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith Obi-Wan Kenobi 2005-05-17
Movie Valiant Valiant (voice) 2005-03-25
Movie Stay Sam Foster 2005-09-24
Movie The Island Lincoln Six Echo / Tom Lincoln 2005-07-21
Movie Within a Minute: The Making of Episode III Himself/Obi-Wan Kenobi 2005-11-01
Movie The Story of Star Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi (archive footage) 2004-08-18
Movie Faster & Faster Narrator (voice) 2004-11-20
Movie Spooks & Creeps Stroller ("Desserts") 2004-10-26
Movie Down with Love Catcher Block 2003-05-08
Movie Faster Narrator 2003-05-15
Movie Big Fish Younger Ed Bloom 2003-12-25
Movie Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones Obi-Wan Kenobi 2002-05-15
Movie From Puppets to Pixels: Digital Characters in 'Episode II' Himself/Obi-Wan Kenobi 2002-11-12
Movie The Beginning: Making 'Episode I' Himself 2001-02-01
Movie Moulin Rouge! Christian 2001-05-24
Movie Anno Domini The Stranger 2000-01-01
Movie Killing Priscilla Himself 2000-06-02
Movie Nora James Joyce 2000-04-05
Movie Welcome to Hollywood Ewan McGregor 1998-10-01
Movie Little Voice Billy 1998-11-05
Movie The Serpent's Kiss Meneer Chrome 1997-05-14
Movie A Life Less Ordinary Robert Lewis 1997-10-24
Movie Trainspotting Mark "Rent Boy" Renton 1996-02-23
Movie Brassed Off Andy Barrow 1996-11-01
Movie The Pillow Book Jerome 1996-05-12
Movie Blue Juice Dean Raymond 1995-09-15
Movie Doggin' Around Tom Clayton 1994-10-16
Series Scarlet and Black Julien Sorel 1993-10-31